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the attack that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. for example, they say that ambassador stevens used to jog almost daily, frequently with his security detail. but that the -- according to their sources they say, a pro-gadhafi facebook website posted a stacked photo of stevens and also a threat against him. so he stopped temporarily stopped for about a week. and then he went back again. here's what congressman daryl issa tells cnn. >> all indications are the ambassador was not reckless and took the advice always of his security forces including sometimes when they said meetings needed to be canceled. so i think this is a failure of intelligence, a failure of security and a failure of judgment. but not of the now-deceased ambassador. >> and, wolf, there are other incidents in fact we've been reporting on them all along that they note. one was an assailant blowing a hole in the security perimeter at the north gate of the benghazi mission tworks rocket propelled grenade rounds were fired at the benghazi office of the red cross. and finally the most serious probably was other
, not only at our post but at our annex. and we couldn't find ambassador stevens. and we were trying desperately to figure out what had happened to him and to shaun smith and the others who were there. so it was an intense, you know, long ordeal for everybody at the state department and in libya. >> now, i know the investigation is going to play itself out. >> right. >> but in the short-term, the state department officials and diplomatic security admit that requests for security were denied because they said that it was adequate based on the threat level. did you get that intelligence about the threat level? or was this a bad security decision? >> you know, elise, one of the things we're going to explore in the accountability review that i have ordered is exactly what happened. and what can we do to make sure that we learn lessons from it. nobody wants to get to the bottom of this more than i do. i knew chris stevens. i've had a chance to meet the families of the other three men who we lost. i take this very personally. so we're going to get to the bottom of it. and then we're going
from chris stevens was his concern about security at the consulate. i don't expect the president to know when 16 people are moved in or out or something like that. but i certainly expect him to know in his daily intelligence brief that things were deteriorating in benghazi to a terrible degree. and then, of course, when it happened, we saw all this business of spontaneous demonstrations, which anyone with any knowledge knew -- by the way, the cia station chief in benghazi's first message back was that this was a terrorist attack and we all knew and they knew that there was an al qaeda-affiliated organization there. this is really an unacceptable screw-up and obviously the president should have known better. >> let's talk about the debate tonight because you're unique in this regard. you've debated both mitt romney when he was seeking the republican nomination, you won. you debated the president when you were the republican nominee. he won that. i'm going to play a couple of clips of you debating both of these individuals four years ago. >> my hero is a guy named tedly roosevelt.
, the pentagon and fbi that an attack was underway and that ambassador stevens was in the compound. just two hours later another e-mail indicated the libyan extremist group claiming responsibility for the attack on social media websites. >> so what you saw in the e-mails in that realtime was a real description and if you noticed, there was no talk of demonstrations or other things. and it was clearly very early identified with a terrorist affiliate of aqim. >> reporter: clinton said "cher picking a document does not tell the whole story. an initial claim of responsibility is not solid evidence." >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence. and i think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for some time to be. >> reporter: the group denied being responsible the next day. in fact, intelligence officials do not believe this libyan group is solely responsible. a u.s. government official tells cnn that the latest intelligence suggests a core group of suspects that launched the initial part of the attack on the mission was somewhere between
it. and he has proven that he couldn't do it. >> reporter: robert stevens is an independent and a obama 2008 supporter. >> it was something different for the country, something that hadn't happened before, with a black president. so i got caught up in that a little bit. but i think he's a disappointment. >> you don't like what you got but you're not sold on the alternative? >> absolutely not. at this point i don't know who i'm going to vote for. >> reporter: tense final days. in a place long known for historic battle fields. >> so close like almost all the battleground what happens in the end what happens on the ground. both parties say they've got a much better ground operation than 2008. the republicans say they've knocked on more than a million doors and they say their early voting numbers are improved. the democrats say no way. they will win virginia again because of this 60 plus offices statewide, latino strags up 19%. and under 60% under the age of 30. the democrats hope will put them over the top. romney needs it. the president would like to keep it. >> we're hearing
to ambassador stevens? >> no specific threats to him per se. but take a look at this facebook page the committee released not only a facebook page but it was one of this extremist groups that warned not only about -- there was a picture of chris stevens -- i think we're going to bring that picture up. but also said that they were very concerned about drone attacks in libya. and there was a u.s. drone actually, wolf, that actually targeted this group in libya, one of their training camps. >> elise, thanks very much for that report. let's get to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's been talking to her sources. she's getting reaction. what are you learning, jessica? >> wolf, the white house is not commenting on the document release, senior white house officials continue to maintain that in time officials back up what the administration was saying all along that this will prove to be not an attack that had been preplanned and in time we will probably learn that what susan rice had said on that morning show was accurate. but we will have to wait and see that over time as more int
to that? >> we have an american ambassador killed, chris stevens. former colleague of mine. someone i respected and liked. we have three other americans killed. this is the first american ambassor killed since the carter administration. this is not a republican issue. it's not a democrat issue. it's an american issue. this is a big deal. and the fact that the obama white house kept diverting attention, saying it was on the video when we now know that in realtime, members of the obama administration and the state department saw it was a republicaned attack, that days later susan rice sent out to again use the canard of the video and the president himself almost two weeks later going to the u.n. wasn't open. the american people expect and deserve transparency and they haven't got it on this issue. it's disappointing. >> you want to respond to that, general clark? >> i certainly do. i know susan rice. i worked with her for years. i think it's an outrageous statement and consider the original 9/11 attacks. when we were attacked as a nation by al qaeda, 11 years ago, the country pulled tog
growth. >> we're joined now by steven moore, a writer for "the wall street journal" and also founder of the club for growth. thank you for coming in, do you agree? that this is solid data? >> i would not go that far, but do i agree. it's indicative of a kind of slow-growth economy. i think that republicans still should make jobs issue number one in this campaign because even with a decent number, and by the way, this does probably take away a soundbyte for the republicans, but it's been three and a half years since we have had a a rate under 8%, but it's still a lousy job market for people out there looking. and what we call the broad unemployment rate, that includes people who can't find a full-time job, that's 14.6% or 23 million workers. >> in terms of cooking the books, jack welsh, the former g.e. ceo. saying it's too politically convenient. you can say to them what? >> i don't think there is a conspiracy here. i think it's almost certain there isn't. but what jumped out at people, wolf, in these numbers, is there are two surveys they do. one of businesses and one of households,
'll take over diplomatic duties in the wakef ambassador chris steven's death. pope comes out of retirement. he retired in 2000. he served as ambassador to chad and held other senior posts. and hezbollah is claiming responsibility for a drone that was shot down by israel over the weekend. in a televised speech today the leader says his group sent the drone more than 125 miles down the mediterranean deep into israel. he says it was iranian-made. israeli security experts had quickly blamed hezbollah, a shiite militia based in southern lebanon. and diamonds, the astronomer's best friend. well, u.s. and french research team has discovered a planet ice the size of earth made largely of sparkly rock. pretty amazing stuff. it's orbiting a sun-like star in the constellation of cancer. and it's moving so fast that a year there is just 18 hours. it's also really hot. temperatures there can reach 3,900 degrees fahrenheit. and it is time to go buy some stamps because the u.s. postal service just announced that e cost of stamps is going up a penny in january. if the postal regulatory commission okays th
of the benghazi attack has undoubtedly become an act of politi thptember 11th athat ki ambassador stevens and three other americans, the president referred to it as terrorism. >> no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation. >> reporter: he did it again that evening. >> no act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world. >> reporter: and again the next day at another campaign event. >> no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: as the president said this, the intelligence community was developing an initial working theory. that an anti-muslim film circulating on the internet may have led to a protest in benghazi as it had in cairo. and the attack may have grown out of that protest. but as this was happening, members of congress were being briefed as well. and some republicans had very different ideas about what happened. >> the attack in libya appears to be a very coordinated military style attack. this was not a demonstration gone bad. this was a clear targeted planned event. >> reporter: so the question then was
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